Buhari requests Senate’s confirmation for ex-service chiefs as non-career ambassadors

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The Senate has received President Muhammadu Buhari’s request to confirm former Service Chiefs as non-career ambassador designates to Nigeria foreign missions.

Buhari’s request for a confirmation is contained in a letter addressed to President of Senate, Ahmad Lawan and read at plenary.

Buhari in the letter said: “in accordance to section 171, sub-section 1, 2 C and Section 4 of 1999 Constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended, I have the honour to forward for confirmation by the Senate, the underlisted as non-career ambassador designates.

“The non -career ambassador designates are rtd. Gen.Abayomi Olonisakin (Ekiti), rtd. Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai (Borno), rtd. Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas (Cross River), rtd. Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar (Bauchi) and rtd. Air Vice Marshal Mohammed Usman (Kano)”.

Buhari also in a separate letter addressed to the president of the senate also sought the confirmation of the appointment of Chief of Defence Staff and Service Chiefs for the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

President Buhari in the letter said the request was in compliance with the provision of Section 18 sub-section (1) of the Armed Forces Act CAP, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.

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Buhari in the letter said: “I hereby forward for confirmation by the Senate, the appointment of the under listed officers as Chief of Defence Staff and Service Chiefs of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“The officials are Chief of Defence Staff, Maj.-Gen. Lucky Irabor,, Chief of Army Staff, Maj.-Gen Ibrahim Attahiru, Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshall Isiaka Amao, Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Auwal Gambo.”